Supreme Court Of Canada Puts Its Foot Down – On The Side Of The User
Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up For Fair Dealing in Stunning Sweep of Cases – Prof. Michael Geist
Led by Justice Abella, the court has reaffirmed that fair dealing is a user’s right that must be interpreted in a broad and liberal manner. In fact, the court provides further guidance on interpreting fair dealing with an emphasis on the need for a flexible, technology-neutral approach. In reading the decisions in the Access Copyright and song previews cases, it is hard to imagine a bigger victory for education, Internet users, and innovative companies. This post will provide some quick key points in the Access Copyright and song previews decisions.
Freaking awesome decision from the Court.